John C. Maxwell can be a mesmerizing speaker. When he exhorts you to give your best, you give your best. When he beckons you to take on a great challenge, you say "How soon can I start?" I just listened to his audio CD lesson on "Conquering Life's Great Challenges" for the fifth time, and every time I felt like he was speaking directly to me. Maxwell's theme is that … [Read more...] about Conquering Life’s Great Challenges: Developing and Facilitating a New Project Discipline
Project Lessons Learned
Everyone is talking about "Lessons Learned." With the wrath of hurricane Irene being felt up and down the east coast this week, David Gregory asked the FEMA Director on "Meet the Press" Sunday what lessons had been learned from Katrina that positively impacted the response to Irene. Governor Christie of New Jersey declared that there would be an after action (review) of the … [Read more...] about Let’s Get With It!!!! Lessons Learned are Here to Stay.
Why is "Success" magazine so successful? Is it because the articles are so skillfully written that readers feel compelled to read the magazine cover to cover? Is it because the insights are so insightful that no reader can resist the articles? Is it because John C. Maxwell always seems to grace their pages with his deep insights into Leadership? No. It’s … [Read more...] about Project Lessons Learned: Where In The World Has Mel Bost Been?
"We had everything to gain by planning and working closely together to advance the development and maturity of our new IT Project Office, but it seemed that every time we would take a step together in the right direction, one of us would sideswipe the accomplishment by acting irrationally or in what seemed like an irrational manner." Those were the words of my former manager … [Read more...] about We Had Everything to Gain……
Recently, I collaborated with Wayne Thompson, author and host of the very popular blog "Project Management War Stories," to develop a podcast covering one of the topics that I have frequently written about in this blog--Project Lessons Learned. Part One is now ready for your listening. Part Two is also ready on the same site. As I alluded to in my last blog post, I … [Read more...] about Podcast: How Do I Make My Project Lessons Learned Process a Best Practice for my PMO? Parts One and Two